Ten fun facts about Ralph Fiennes

Fact 1
Grew up in a talented family. His father was a photographer and his mother was a novelist. Nearly all of his six siblings are also involved in the entertainment industry as actors, directors, producers, and musicians.

Fact 2
He has been nominated for the best actor award at the Academy Awards two times, the first time for Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List” and then again for “The English Patient.”

Fact 3
Ralph Fiennes convinced producers of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” to employ his nephew in the role of Tom Riddle. His nephews name is Hero Fiennes-Tiffin.

Fact 4
Although over one dozen actors have played the part of “Hamlet” on Broadway, Ralph Fiennes holds the record of being the first actor to ever receive a Tony Award for playing the part.

Fact 5
He is a big fan of Professional Wrestling.

Fact 6
While playing the lead villain in “Red Dragon” he had to undergo eight hours of makeup work in order to have a tattoo applied to his body.

Fact 7
Ralph Fiennes is the 8th cousin of Prince Charles.

Fact 8
After viewing the first three “Harry Potter” films Ralph Fiennes nearly turned down the role of Voldemort. He was not impressed with the style of the previous films. However, his family and director Mike Newell convinced him otherwise and the rest as they say is history.

Fact 9
One of his best friends is rapper Jay-Z.

Fact 10
He lost the part of Robert Langdon in the movie “The Da Vinci Code” to Tom Hanks.

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Short about Ralph Fiennes
Is a British actor who is recognized around the world for playing the iconic role of Lord Voldemort in the “Harry Potter” series.